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Kratos' SAT Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract From Large Satellite Operator For Satellite Interference Monitoring

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SAT Corporation (SAT) subsidiary has received a multi-million dollar order to provide satellite interference detection and quality of service monitoring. The contract, awarded by one of the industry's largest companies, includes SAT's satellite monitoring product, Monics ®.

Monics is an enterprise networked advanced spectrum measurement and interference analysis system used by the majority of satellite operators and telecommunications providers around the world. As a complete carrier monitoring system, Monics also provides advanced interference detection and analysis capabilities.

The Monics implementation will combine hardware and software components to provide monitoring for satellite uplink and downlink performance. Monics' native scalability and flexibility enable a fully distributed, autonomous system for monitoring payload traffic and RF interference, including co-channel interference.

This will be the first satellite operator to implement both Monics and SAT's new Monics Enterprise Manager (MEM). MEM will provide greatly enhanced visibility into the customer's satellite payload performance along with centralized control over monitoring assets. MEM adds an improved user interface that includes custom displays for alarm and data management as well as enhanced system administration.

Over the next three years, Monics will be installed in numerous locations around the globe. These locations will provide worldwide payload monitoring and interference detection to protect mission critical satellite bandwidth and supply real-time satellite payload situational awareness. 

"RF interference continues to affect service quality and revenue of satellite operators," said Bob Potter, President of SAT. "Like our many other users, this newest SAT customer will be able to identify and mitigate these costly events with the advanced technology behind Monics and MEM, enabling its operators to provide the best quality of service to customers."

"Kratos has been strong commercial partners with many of the world's satellite providers for years, and it is gratifying to see that trend continue to grow with this very important program," said Phil Carrai, President of Kratos Technology & Training Solutions. "Approximately 35 percent of Kratos' business for 2013 originates from sources other than U.S. Federal Government or DoD programs, including commercial solutions used by more than 75 percent of the world's commercial satellite owners."

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